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? >> reporter: good morning, chris. people here are flocking to the churches, once again, to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible. as we learn more of the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner, gruesome. lives ended with multiple gunshot wounds at close range. many of those lives just getting started. 8 little boys and 12 little girls, six and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be the average man's but this is probably the worst i have seen, the worst... that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> reporter: six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school, were staff. the principal, said to have been killed while lunging at the gunman, guidance counselor mary sherlock rushing toward the shooter when she was killed and the other known murder scene, where nancy lanza, the mother of the shooter was found dead, police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene we discussed with the female located, deceased, did produce some v
in new town. connecticut. 20 of those victims. are young children. as the nation mourns. investigators continue to search for answers. about the gunman. and why he went on this rampage. maribel aber. is in newtown with the latest. >> tragedy in a small connecticut community. "evil visited this community today" >> police say a shooter struck sandy hook elementry school in newtown friday morning. >> "there were 18 children pronounced dead at the hospital. six adults scene" >> a parent inside the school at the time said she believed at least 100 rounds had been fired. the alleged shooter is dead and police have recoveredthe first 9-1-1 call came in around 930 am, police shooter search. >> "there were police with rifles and handguns, they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school, they were going in through the roof." "our main objective was to evacuate as quickly and efficiently and as possible school." >> president obama ordered u-s flags to half-staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> "they had their entire lives ahead of them
? >> good morning, chris. people here in new town are flocking to the churches once again to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible as we learn more about the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner gruesome. close range. those lives just getting started 8 little boys and 12 little girls 6 and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century. my sensibilities may not be the average man but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school were standoff. the principal dawn hochsprung said to be killed lunging at the gunman. sur lock also killed. the mother of the shooter was found dead. police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased did produce some very good evidence in this investigation. >> that gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza. reports say he had the disorder as berger's syndrome. his aunt said he was troubled and n
on the tragedy and tell us how the town is mourning and we're heading into one of the busiest travel weekends in the entire year and how the extreme weather could delay your trip even more. that's ahead. from the best players in history to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. ♪ hark how the bells, sweet silver bells ♪ ♪ all seem to say throw care away ♪ ♪ from everywhere, filling the air ♪ [ female announcer ] chex party mix. easy 15-minute homemade recipes you just pop in a microwave. like caramel chocolate drizzles. happier holidays. chex party mix. you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> our second story "outfront," armed security guards in schools. one week after the sandy hook massacre left 20 children dea
in connecticut continues. a community in mourning today. we just learned the identities of some of the young victims in yesterday's elementary school. we are waiting for that information. we expect it this morning. plus this. >> to be absolutely quiet. there are bad guys out there now we need to wait for the good guys. >> in all of the tragedy life saving stories, the teachers who kept the children safe and calm as the gunmen opened fire in the classroom. >> i am live in golden gate park where later this morning a vigil is set to remember the victims of the connecticut tragedy. the public is welcome. the public is welcome. i will tel and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go. >> we will take you live to newtown connecticut. authorities are expected to release more names of the victims of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. some of the bodies are still inside the school. some have been removed. there are 27 victims. 20 of them children, 7 adults. one of the add dupts being the alleged shooter's moth
. >> and this is it a community in deep mourning. they hild a prayer service. will they hold more throughout the weekend? >> there are a number of churches and when you drive by there are signs out prayer service at noon or 7. and st. rose is opened 24 hours in the since this happened. there are funerals and memorial services to be planned. the church community is going to be busy in the coming week: and there is a member of services held and very likely many days to come. >> thank you for the update. >> we have the vofrom the police scanner. let's listen . (no audio) woo don't have the sound of that. and we'll get it back to you. in the morning press conference. officials say the superintendent of schools should be able to provide more clarity about the motive. and she is headed to the scene right now. and we expect to hear from her sometime soon . it has been little more than 24 hours since the shooting and the newtune police have a long investigation as they piece together what happened and why. that is the fundment will question. mark furman is it here and he is on a two or three second delay. mark,
of silent prayer or reflection for the victims, their families and our country as we mourn the deaths of the children and school officials in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. to lead us through the taiex thank you. to lead us through the preliminary matters and to provide us with a welcoming address, i would like to pass the gavel to congresswoman elect, joyce beatty. >> thank you very much, secretary husted. we begin with an innovation. at this time i would like to ask the reverend angela simmons to please come up. let us pray. almighty god, we gather here together today as people from many different faith traditions, yet we share a bond that is deep and enduring, a profound and abiding belief in justice and peace for all of your children. from the rolling hills of new england to the sunny beaches of california and beyond even the borders of this hallowed land. together today we meet to celebrate this democracy, lord, with which you have blessed us and we assemble to cast the votes that will elect the next president of these united states of america. we pray that each person casti
of the children ages six or seven. >> heather: we continue to search for answers as the nation mourns this tragedy with the people of newtown, connecticut. one psychiatrist preventing these crimes is like trying to find a needle in a very large haystack. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! could'v♪ had a v8. ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> i've been at this for a third of a century, it's my sensibilities may not be the average man -- but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> gregg: connecticut state policeman commenting on learning more about adam lanza. trag
washington will take over. >> eric: have a good day, everybody. >> jamie: a nation mourns the lives of the tragedy from sandy hook elementary. police say they have uncovered evidence in the case and they are tracing all the weapon, all the way backto the work benches where they were made. president obama preparing to fly to newtown, connecticut, to act oz our country's consoler in chief. as authorities release the names of the school staff and children who were killed, we learn, not only the terrible details about their last momes and the touching stories of the lives behind the names. i'm bream -- i'm shannon bream with america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol, starting now. police are working to draw a more complete picture of the man who came to sandy hook elementary and killed children. peter doocy has the latest. >> reporter: with the connecticut state police press conference that just wrapped, the most compelling part, perhaps, was when the lieutenant basically warned people who have been somehow -- we don't know specifically -- but using social media to pose
throughout the state have converged this morning to mourn the dead. >> reporter: we are in -- sandy hook rights here, across from the volunteer fire department. you can see quite a bit of activity. police, firefighters, 24 hours ago it was a different scene, children were running here from their school just around the corner, sandy hook elementary to this fire station after being told by police this is where they can come to be safe because of what was happening in the school. it was a scene of chaos and horror, terrified children, hundreds of them coming here. this morning much calmer, no chaos. nothing horrible but still the memory of what happened yesterday. now, the police are here obviously, state police still here. the investigation continues at the school. just around the corner. you can see the police over there talking to people coming in. making sure that the media don't crossover the line. taking flowers as people bring them in. we got here at about 1:40 this morning after flying in from the bay area. we went straight to saint rose church where there was a human memorial vigil
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. >> our coverage continues. a community is in mourning today. we are waiting for a news conference about yesterday's elementary school shooting. plus -- >> to be absolutely quiet. i said there are bad guys out there now we need to wait for the good guys. >> in all of the tragedy some life saving stories the teachers who kept children safe and calm as the gunman opened fire in classrooms. >> plus people across the bay area are gathering to mourn and remember the connecticut victims. i am kierra clapper live in golden gate park. i will tell you abo >> it is 6:28. these are live pictures from newtown connecticut. we are waiting for a news conference where authorities will give an update on the investigation. the investigation into the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school there are 27 victims. 20 of those are children leaving 7 adults. we also learned this morning the shooter adam lanza brought three guns into the school. the weapons were registered to his mother. this morning the community in mourning and asking why did this happen? >> all units the individual i have on the phone
in mourning today as we are learning new information about the crime, the shooter and what exactly happened inside the school. amid all of the tragedy, life saving stories, the teachers that kept children safe and calm as the gunman opened fire in classrooms. >> live at golden gate park where a few members of the san francisco community are gathering to remember the 27 victims of the connecticut shooting. we'll bring it to you here live right after the break. >> a live look at san francisco at flag at half-staff on the embarcadero overlooking the bay as ordered >>> it was not allowed enter if you will. >> new information from connecticut state police. they say the gunman adam lanza forced his way into the school. there are 27 victims including the shooter's mother, 20 children and seven adults in all. police say the shooter brought three guns into the school and the weapons were registered to his mother. a community mourns and asks why did this happen. [ siren ] >> you are continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >> the first words were chilling and only got worse. >> they are rep
, an idyllic community, town of 30,000, just likes newtown, and people are mourning and weeping as they mourn for the teachers at sanry hook elementary school. >> just when you think you can be composed and keep it together and maybe the tears will have stopped, they put out the names and ages of the victims and even not knowing them, but just to read through their names and their ages is just wretching. we will show you some of their names now, the victims, there were 12. we'll show them later to you, basically 20 children and younger than we thought, remember that president obama and his first report that they were between five and ten years old. they were really just six and seven years old, all of them and it's also to know, we didn't know at the time, what close range they were killed. how good of a marksman this shooter was and we now know tragically they were shot many tim times. >> the mother of the shooter, nancy, was a gun collector and taught her son how to shoot and we'll be asking questions about this in the days ahead and all used in the massacre were tied, registered to her, an
what has to happen now? >> this tragedy. today is a day of mourning. however, the door is open today about taking meaningful action. that is a code word about thinking about gun control. he tried not to raise debt about the debate. and finally came to surface all along the third debate. >> please explain the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffords was shot. in 2011 is that something would happen and that portion of the law did not go through. >> what would happen if the nra still less political power? >> this is an effluent community in connecticut with and what is a fluent -- and what is one to happen in six months, two months? does the president
. mourning for the murder of those 20 beautiful little kids up in new ton, connecticut, shocked that yet another mass murder here in the united states is being far, far too many of them committed violent assault weapons and hopefully start this week determined that this time this time at least we finally have had enough, this time we will finally, pull together as the president said last night. this time, we will finally do something to get these weapons of war out of circulation. we will be talking all about that this morning and a whole lot more. take time out first to get the latest. to the's current news update from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill good morning everyone. on the heels of the shooting which is one of the worst in history, not only is the nation mourning but it sounds like washington could finally be ready to push through some gun legislation. 20 innocent children with six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary. president obama spoke to a crowd much more than 900 mourners. he was understa
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this weekend so that "president obama can speak for the nation at this time of mourning." i join the president in condolences and prayers to the victims' loved ones. and at 7:00 p.m. on sunday, there will be an interfaith church service in newtown. the next briefing is expected to be held at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. at msnbc, our continued coverage. we'll continue now and into the night. >>> weekends with alex witt" starts now. >> a quiet corner of america shattered. >> caller indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> chilling words in the midst of an attack on the least among us. the unimaginable deaths of small children at the hands of a young gunman. an elementary classroom, the killing field. what's left this morning? a small city of grief. a state in mourning. a country with new questions about the price of freedom. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're calling it a tragedy, but that particular word nor any other could describe what happened on a cold, bright winter morning in newtown, connecticut. i'm afraid the answers we try to p
is being mourned today after he was killed in a shooting in san francisco's bayview district. 17 year-old montreal blakely was shot on the first lot of osceola late on saturday night. the concretize to be played on the football team. many students at the school organized be a social me aware black today to mourn him. sampras is the police and not made any the arrest. a preliminary hearing is set for today and the case of a vigilante justice in san francisco. police said as of a teenaged girl are charge of murder man they claim turn their daughter into a prostitute. is the fundamental was killed calvin sneed. he was shot to death in june. two other people also been charged with murder in the case. >> clear skies, a chilly out there and 47 in the city. we will have even colder temperatures to wake up to tomorrow. we'll have another look at the forecast with anny in just a bit. and don't forget the favorite way to ring in the new year's for the bay area is always with kron4. you can watch it from the comfort of your living room. it will be concorkron4 is new year's live hosted by catheri
more than 20 people. many of them innocent children. >> the nation as mourning the victims of friday's school massacre in new town, connecticut. the shooter is dead and now authorities have the daunting task of identifying the victims. renee marsh joins us now with the latest. >> the most common question is why. as residents came together at this visual friday night. law enforcement continue to piece together what happens. >> we know that this will be mass of and it is a big puzzle that we have to put together. at the center of the puzzle we have the 20 year-old who has been identified as the shooter. he had no known criminal record. he was dressed in black fatigue. >> he was always settle different. he kept hisself. i do not think you could say you could predict this. >> nowhere is this sadness more powerful than the small community. >> the press is waiting for a press conference to get under way. about 8:00 we are behind two hours here waiting for an update from law enforcement. they will shed light on what may have led up to this tragic event yesterday. >> the older brother of a s
they are ringing but this community has come together to mourn together for this tragedy that happened at the school here. we've got much more ahead on our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting which starts right now. >>> and it is one of the deadliest shooting rampages in u.s. history. all morning we'll be updating victims and the investigation here in newtown, connecticut. we now know the name of the shooter and dig into what was behind this monstrous act and a second crime scene tied to the first. what investigators found when they went to the suspect's house. it is saturday, december 15th. i want to say good morning to everyone. it's not a good morning, it's a difficult morning, but we are spending it together here. i'm john berman. you're watching our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting live from newtown, connecticut. and i want to bring in my colleague, ali velshi. hey, ali. >> reporter: john, it's a sad morning and will get sadder in a few moments. just a few moments from where we are standing, a press conference is about to begin where they are goi
speaker, we mourn with the families of connecticut. we must honor the victims in our prayers and in our words and ask the good lord to bless them, their families, the people of connecticut and yes, our country. and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: the mall shooting that might have been worse and ended in newtown, connecticut, where it's impossible to imagine that it was worse. it's part of an ongoing pattern of carnage because we lose one life to gun violence every 20 minutes, every hour, every day. the mass murders reclaiming my time page gets the country's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and fed
decency, we have given time for a mourning, prayer and full investigation of thes before commenting. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure that this never happens. that's the first public statement since the killings here in newtown friday morning. the nra also says it will hold a major news conference this coming friday, december 21st, in washington, d.c. of course, we'll cover that as well. >>> there has been another deadly shooting in colorado. police say four people are dead in a murder-suicide. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. what do you have, lisa? >> wolf, it's a disturbing story of a woman's 911 strategy. it happened in colorado. authorities say as the call for help came in, a dispatcher heard gunshots, a man saying he was going to kill himself, and then another gunshot. a s.w.a.t. team later found two men and two women dead at the scene. at an nbc team kidnapped in syria is free and unharmed and expressing relief today. richard engel says his crew was captured last week as they crossed from turkey into syria. he believes his kidnappers w
have to be in mourning and pray for the families and then a couple days go by, the emotion goes by and nobody cares to talk about it. so you're right. when is the time? there's no good time. no better time than the present, i think, to have at least have the discussion of what is reasonable for the number of firearms that are at large in society and not to mention that we still have the issue of the very inadequate mental health system in this country. so if you're a parent and have a child that is growing up with problems and you can see that they have some type of a brain disorder or mental issue, there's not much that you can do about it. there's not much help that society gives a family or law enforcement or doctors to deal with mentally disturbed individuals and then combine that with the number of weapons at large and we have disaster after disaster. we're all upset, shocked and outraged. a couple days go by and nothing changes. >> well, listen, i think you're right about that when it comes to the mental health issue. here's the thing. if someone has a mental health proble
on the tragedy and tell us how the town is mourning. >> >> heading into one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. we'll tell you how the extreme weather we're experiencing could delay your trip even more. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. with two times the points on dining in restaurants,? you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. >>> our second story "outfront," armed security guards in schools. one week after the sandy hook massacre left 20 children dead the national rifle association is speaking out for the very first time. the organization's executive vice president call
to mourn the 20 children and 6 adults killed at sandy hook elementary on friday. all schools in the district will have increased security. investigators have not yet said what sparked the shooting ramp page. they did tell reporters 2 female employee shot friday survive. investigators previously said there was just one wounded survivor. funerals are scheduled all week for those who lost their lives in the attack. earlier today service marking the passing of 6-year-old the and twin sister in another classroom during the shooting. she survived. >> second funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the fawn rall started today. they will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from a
will return to classes tomorrow. they took monday off to mourn the 20 children and 6 adults killed at sandy hook elementary on friday. all schools in the district will have increased security. investigators have not yet said what sparked the shooting ramp page. they did tell reporters 2 female employee shot friday survive. investigators previously said there was just one wounded survivor. funerals are scheduled all week for those who lost their lives in the attack. earlier today service marking the passing of 6-year-old the and twin sister in another classroom during the shooting. she survived. >> second funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the fawn rall started today. they will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the t
this grieving community continues to remember and mourn the 26 who are not. >> there's no words. >> just deep sadness. just like -- just right down to the middle of all of us. >> reporter: grief counselors and extra security teams were at schools as class resumed in k w newto newtown, tuesday. sandy hook elementary has been closed. it's not clear when students will restart school, when they do, the classrooms will look the same as they did before the attack at monroe elementary. still everyone here knows they will never be the same. 20 friends, teammates, brothers and sisters will always be missing. jay gray, nbc news, newtown, connecticut. >>> now for a look at the weather including that winter storm making its way east, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning. >>> good morning. this storm will cause a lot of headaches. schools will be canceled in some cases. airports will have cancellations, too. this map shows the areas that will be effected. the pink showing the winter storm warnings. now we have brand new busily saad wa blizzard warnings from ames to des moines and central w
from my congressional district. we mourn all the people who lost their lives on friday, including 20 elementary school children and six educators. over the past few years, we have seen innocent lives lost to gun violence in a supermarket parking lot in arizona, a movie theater in colorado, an army base in texas, a college campus in virginia and now an elementary school in connecticut. the weapons have spawned these tragedies and long past time that we control them. the second amendment guarantees the right to bear arms but does not guarantee an absolute right to military-style, high caliber, semi-automatic, combat-assault rifles with high capacity magazines to anybody who wants them. it just does not and must not let interest groups persuade us otherwise. we need restrictions and sensible gun control legislation. we need them here and we need them now. our children are counting on us and we really need to not let them down. i yield back. mr. murphy: i yield 1:30 to the gentlelady from california, ms. esh -- eshoo. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. eshoo: i th
was shot and six others were killed. >> we mourn with you for the fallen. we join you in your grief. >> reporter: today the president recited a grim list of other places now known for horrific gun violence on his watch. a shopping mall in oregon, a sikh temple in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> the only action we know for sure he would take is this one. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. >> reporter: earlier tonight, the president was scheduled to spend time with the first lady and first daughters, we're presuming that hug took place. house speaker john boehner announced that he would forego the traditional weekly republican address so the president could speak for the entire nation at this time of
for the victims. those mourned on thursday include catherine hubbard, benjamin wheeler, jesse lewis, and allison wyatt, all aged six, and grace mcdonnell, age 7. the service was held in new york for teacher anne marie murphy, who is believed to have used her body to shield students from a hill of bullets. 30-year old teacher lauren rousseau was also mourned thursday in connecticut. her partner of the year, tony lusardi, spoke to cnn. >> i want the world to know she was a great person who touched the lives of everyone she ever met, even if he only met her once you like her. she was a great person and did not deserve this. no one deserved this. >> a private memorial service was also held thursday in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother of the gunman and his first victim. adam lanza shot his mother in her bed with her own gun before driving to the elementary school. vice-president joe biden met thursday with cabinet members and law-enforcement officials from around the country as part of the obama administration's push for tighter gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. speaking to
of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourn, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. chlt nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again and the nra announced that it is planning to have a major news conference here on washington friday. >> that's right, friday the nra will talk in public for the first time. should be very interesting hear wlag they have to say. dan lothian, thanks very much. >>> it is 6 past the hour. the grief and good-byes continue today in newtown. four more funerals will be found for teacher vicky soto and three of the slain children, daniel barden, caroline previdi. with the community still in mourning, students in newtown went back to school. everyone but the sandy hook kids who will return after the winter break to school in a neighboring town. sandra endo has that part of the story. >> reporter: the first day back to school in newtown. children returning to classes tuesday and the painful reminder of those who could not. on the bus ride to school
, their families and our country as we mourn the deaths of the children and school officials in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. to lead us through the preliminary matters and to provide us with a welcoming address, i would like to pass the gavel to congresswoman elect, joyce beatty. >> thank you very much, secretary husted. we begin with an innovation. at this time i would like to ask the reverend angela simmons to please come up. let us pray. almighty god, we gather here together today as people from many different faith traditions, yet we share a bond that is deep and enduring, a profound and abiding belief in justice and peace for all of your children. from the rolling hills of new england to the sunny beaches of california and beyond even the borders of this hallowed land. together today we meet to celebrate this democracy, lord, with which you have blessed us and we assemble to cast the votes that will elect the next president of these united states of america. we pray that each person casting a vote does so with a pure mind, heart, and soul seeking the very best and the highes
the country's first reaction to something like this is to weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn. i want to shed a tear and say a prayer and the next instinct, we've got to do something about this and find an explanation. unfortunately, sometimes there's no explanation for evil and final part after that, people look for early situations. in earlier situations say colorado shootings in the summer only 41% said that we need stricter gun control laws and perhaps the most stunning result then, is only 9% thought it was possible to really make public places safe from situations like this. is it possible that there's going to be a bounce in support for gun control? i think there is likely to be a modest bounce, but i don't expect it to be a sea change. but again, let's wait and see what the numbers are tomorrow. stuart: i'm just basing my opinion on what i think is the difference in this particular event. it was so horrific, 20 children, six and seven years old. there isn't a person in america that can relate to the horror of that situation. this event is different. we'll have a
says they are thankful for the outpouring of support from the city but would now like to mourn their loss in private. >> our family is grieving but want to thank everyone who was reached out to help. we are suffering and sorrow. we have the support of our family, friends, a church during this time. >> the suspect, davis, is charged with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree murder with depraved indifference to human life. detectives say davis claimed han was bothering him and wouldn't leave him alone. 4:28 we will be right back, kron 4 morning news. a live look at the golden gate bridge a lot quieter than the yesterday. with that storm coming through but some areas of fog. if we will be right back. >> welcome back. let us take a live look with janu and the fog. >> good morning, bb we do have some of that drying trend coming up but partly sunny conditions expected. our extended forecast showing that we have a dry days for the next work week. widespread. we will see some breaks of sunshine. double billed come overnight. as well as the south bay valleys 50s for the
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period of mourning and absorb this tragedy, but it is worth adding all sides of the debate. we don't know what the motive is here. we don't know more about the shooter. we don't know about the weapon involved. we know this is another horrifying case of gun violence. >> here we have hundreds of children in an elementary school. children age 5 to 10 years old. here is one of the children after this morning's terrible incident, which apparently started around 9:30 when the kids were all in -- >> i was -- i went in the hall when, like, everybody heard the bullets. >> yeah. >> they, like, went into a total panic. >> how are you doing? what went on in your head as this was happening? >> whoa. >> whoa. i am just -- >> it's also -- >> fear and shock. bloo to think about even the kids that witnessed them being witnessed to or thinking about it. the issue about what we don't know about what motivated the shooter, so many facts we don't know, and we shouldn't speculate about. one obvious point that comes up, you heard in the 911 call, andrea, this was a school that was in lockdown. there are lockdow
join the president in mourning the victims of that horrible tragedy in connecticut. he's appoint vice president biden to lead a commission and when the vice president's recommendations come forward we'll certainly take them into consideration. john fuglesang now john boehner may say he'll consider but he did give himself a good amount of wiggle room. do you hear that right now? that's the friend of the nra revving up their spin machine. fox news reported the gun lobby has remained silent to allow for a proper period of mourning but that soon they would start to "push back." because, you see guns don't kill people but nra people who own congresspeople make it a lot easier for o derange people to get gun and kill innocent people. tomorrow, the nra will hold a press conference outlining their position. and an honest source gave fox news a preview saying that the nra would push politicians to talk about hollywood and the video games that teach young kids how to shoot heads. if you really want to stop incidents like this
's body. how victims of the columbine shooting are mourning. the columbine massacre, 14 years ago, some are now parents themselves. >> you lose the sense that things could never happen to you. so many parents would say, this would never happen to my child's school. well, for me as a parent of a child, i believe this could easily happen at my child's school. that's because it has happened to me before. i would hope that the people involved will walk beside these children and the families for years to come. they have years and years of healing that they're going to be chasing. i hope we can come beside them and encourage them and focus positively on the lives of the ones that were lost. i want you to meet shawn graves. he was shot six times. he ended up in a wheelchair and to this day, he has pain because of it. i spoke with him about how the news of connecticut was affecting him. >> i live with pain physically on a daily basis because of injuries i sustained. but looking back then, i try not to think about it. but when something like this happens, that's the first thing you do, you begin
so they can mourn and grieve their loss during this time. this community certainly just now getting out of the sadness and shock part and this grief heavily starting to set in. what we don't know about the shooter at this time is his exact identification. they're trying to process that information as well. there are numerous reports that they're trying to figure out the exact identification that they had on him at the time. but the main focus here for law enforcement and for first responders is dealing with those families who have lost those children. 18 who died at that school this morning, chris. two others that were transported to a local hospital and died later. and six adults and then also the shooter that died. so 27 people in all killed in this small area community here. and more details that we'll be learning about the heroics inside that school as this tragedy played out. we're hearing about how teachers that were in that section of the school where this happened, when they heard shouts or the shooting that started to begin, that they gathered those children and they hovere
to contain it. only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable. but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not acceptable. talking about how to stop mass shootings in the aftermath of a string of mass shootings, ezra writes is not too soon. it is much too late. ezra there echoing comment there's from new york city's mayor michael bloomberg, who has long been very outspoken on this issue, but never more so than today. he says, quote, we heard after columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. we heard it after virginia tech, after tucson and aurora and oak creek. and now we are hearing it again. for every day we wait, 34 more people are murdered with guns. today many of them were 5-year-olds. president obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in newtown. but the country needs him to send a bill to congress to fix this problem. calling for meaningful action is not enough. we need immediate action. we've heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership, not from the white house and n
. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'll find her alive. >> we thank god for the life he's given my sister, for all the triumphs and the successes she's had. we expect there will be more in the future. >> that was one of jenni's four brothers in long beach, california where she was born. she has one sister and she was the mother of five and the grandmother of two. >> large family. so sad. and of course, she was a superstar of latin music. but she was about to cross over big-time into the main stream with songs in english and a network tv show right here in fact on
to ensure the safety of our children. while we mourn the deaths of innocent children and their educators, we must bring ourselves together for an honest, real national conversation about every aspect of this terrible attack. it will be a difficult conversation, but it is the responsible and necessary next step for the children of this country, for the children of montana, and i look forward to rising to the challenge. earlier today i had the opportunity to sit in the president's chair, and i heard many members of this body speak of senator inouye. some spoke of his distinguished voice, a senator's senator, a great hero, a true patriot, a singularly iconic leader, an incredibly great man, a giant of the senate, a mountain of hawaii -- the list goes on and on and on. you know, they say the hardest thing to get in life is a friend, and the easiest thing to lose in life is a friend. danny inouye was a friend. i'll never forget when one of my neighbors came out to visit me. dan's office is right next-door to mine in the hart building. came out to visit -- now, make no mistake about it before -- b
monday off to mourn the 20 children and 6 adults killed at sandy hook elementary on friday. all schools in the district will have increased security. investigators have not yet said what sparked the shooting ramp page. they did tell reporters 2 female employee shot friday survive. investigators previously said there was just one wounded survivor. funerals are scheduled all week for those who lost their lives in the attack. earlier today service marking the passing of 6-year-old the and twin sister in another classroom during the shooting. she survived. >> second funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the today. rall started today. ty will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from
yesterday, mourning his death. >>> westfield shopping center expected to open this morning after a fire. the fire broke out at a restaurant on the 4th floor after 8:30 last night. the theater was temporarily evacuated no word on a cause. >>> 6:07. traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside now, highway 87, held lights moving along just fine, no moisture on the roads this morning. in a couple of days that is going to change. mike will fill you in coming up. sue is following your traffic. >>> ranking religion. ! >>> welcome back. live doppler you see showers even thunderstorms over the ocean clear over land with our coast tilting northwest shower off the shore near ft. bragg could get close to sea ranch move -- most of us are going to be safe visibility limited other than a few clouds here and there not much to talk about as far as fog or frost, yet this morning. off to a cooler start, low to mid 40s, 30s north bay valleys, near 50 and more sun 4:00, back into the 40s, for the evening. >>> inching along behind the bay bridge toll, metering lights on tra
for an unbearable number of child funerals and as thousands rally in that small new england town to mourn and pray, we are also learning more about the victims and the details are devastating. nbc's danielle lee is live in newtown with more on their stories. danielle, given the ages of these children alone, it is just heartbreaking. >> reporter: alex it is just so heartbreaking. .i just got back from visiting sandy hook elementary on the other side of this park here and just about everywhere you go in and out of the town center, a long line of cars filled with people coming in to pay their respec respects many with tear in their eyes. there is just so much loss, hard to imagine the sad innocence this tight-knit community. the deep pain is cementing in on the faces of those who lost their babies. 6 and 7-year-olds, like emelie parker, brutally killed by an assault-style rifle. >> my daughter, emilie, would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving her love and support to all those victims, because that's the type of person that she is. >> reporter: friends of teacher vicki soto shared tear
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